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What to do after the Equifax Data Breach

Equifax security breach

If you haven’t yet heard, Equifax – one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies – was hacked. Hackers took people’s names, SSN, birthdates, addresses, and some credit card numbers were stolen as well. Verify if You Were Affected Visit

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Identity theft

What you need to know about IRS debt collection

The IRS has changed its policy about collecting income tax debt. It will now employ private debt collection firms to collect that debt…and the worry is how many scammers might enter this space and impersonate those collectors. Consumer Action provides helpful information about

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Posted in Scams, Taxes

It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2017!

Since it’s National Consumer Protection Week, we’re flashing back to Katie’s post from last year about how to protect yourself from scams. I was walking out of the grocery store the other day, my daughter at my side, and my

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